The sport of boxing is filled with British fighters and champions such as WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, Olympic gold medal winner, Anthony Joshua, and undisputed women’s lightweight champion, Katie Taylor. However, one fighter, who often goes under the radar despite her immense career accomplishments, is Chanettle Cameron.
Born in the Northampton region of England on May 14, 1991, Chantelle Cameron is the female undisputed super lightweight champion of the world. As an amateur fighter, Chantelle won the silver medal for England at European Union Championships as a super lightweight in 2010. She competed in the same competition in 2011 as a lightweight and walked away with the bronze medal.
In the semi-final of the 2011 EU Championships, Chantelle lost to Katie Taylor. However, as fate would have it, they met once again in 2023 and this time, Cameron was already the undisputed super-lightweight champ. After starting her pro boxing career in May 2017, Chantelle quickly rose to the top and acquired the WBC, The Ring, WBO, WBA, IBO, and IBF super-lightweight titles.
Prior to the Taylor fight, Cameron had a pro boxing record of 17 wins with 8 KO/TKOs. While she was the bigger fighter, many favored Katie to maintain her dominance over Chantelle Cameron. But Chantelle was able to shake off the past defeat to Taylor and won the bout via a majority decision. As a result, Chantelle “Capo” Cameron became the first fighter to beat Katie Taylor in the latter’s pro career.
How much money has Chantelle Cameron earned in her pro boxing career?
Despite being the defending champ, Chantelle reportedly earned around $800,000 in total for the win over Katie Taylor. The loser, on the other hand, earned somewhere between $1-3 million. According to a report from Sports Payouts, Cameron earned a mere $4000 for her debut fight against Karina Kopinska. In her second and third pro bouts against Bojana Libiszewska and Bilitis Gaucher, Cameron also earned $4000 respectively.
In her next five bouts against Edith Ramos, Viviane Obenauf, Myriam Dellal, Natalia Aguirre, and Jessica Gonzalez, respectively, the English fighter earned $25,000 each respectively.
She got a $50,000 increase for her next three fights against Feriche Mashauri, Vaida Masiokaite, and Anisha Basheel, and earned $75k each. After that, she went on to fight Anahi Sanchez, Adriana Araujo, and Melissa Henandez. For those three bouts, she earned $100k, $150k, and $175k respectively.
Her earning crossed $500,000 for the first time against Mary McGee as Cameron earned an estimated total of $675k. Then for her following two bouts against Victoria Bustos and Jessica McCaskill, she had a total payout of $700k for each fight respectively. And, as previously mentioned, the Katie Taylor win earned her $800,000 and it was the biggest purse of her career.
What is Chantelle Cameron’s net worth in 2023
The undefeated and undisputed Chantelle Cameron (18-0) boasts an impressive 122k followers on her Instagram account. Aside from her in-ring career, Chantelle is also known for her charity work and runs a foundation called, “Maverick Stars Trust.” On top of that, she is also associated with the “NNS” NGO, which aids children who are fighting cancer. As of 2023, she has a net worth of $2.5 million.